Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Survey Says

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  • What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
  • How do you resist a sale?
  • What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?

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63 thoughts on “Survey Says… April 21st, 2010

  1. Julia

    Ideal beauty / makeup sale : Any professional full sized brush set sales at MAC, Sephora lipgloss set sales: like stila or NARS, and of course when lancome does the gift with purchase promo.

    How to resist a sale: I CAN’T! It’s awful :(

    I would love to see Shu Uemura, Laura Mercier, Dior and La Mer go on a sale for once! lol
    But Hautelook hosts a pretty good MU sale once every so often, I think Urban Decay is on sale there right now. In the past, I’ve scored Laura Mercier and Lorac from Hautelook.com for more 50% off.

    xoxo

  2. My ideal sale: would be something that applies to Canadians too. I feel left out when its “US only”.
    How do I resist a sale: When I have maybe 0 dollars in my bank account.
    what brands do I want to see go on sale: Tarte (because I love their stuff and they are really overpriced), MAC (so I can finish my brush set), Benefit, Philosophy – because I use there skin care.

    • Totally agree with you, Shivani! US only sales or deals are a major bummer!
      My ideal sale is anything MAC. I have an unhealthy love for MAC. Would love to be able to B2M other products, like foundation, and exchange them for a credit towards anything, not just lipgloss/eyeshadow/lipstick! Then I could work towards affording some of those brushes I’m drooling over.
      How to resist a sale: If there’s nothing I feel I have to have at the moment. Also, looking at my current collection of make up :S
      Best brands to go on sale: MAC, Make Up For Ever and Clinique.

  3. Ideal sale is something that’s 20% off or more!
    How do I resist? Delete the email, empty the trash so I don’t have the code.
    Brand: MAC! Please! I’m begging you!

  4. Kelly

    I think a sale should be at least 30% off. Anything less and you aren’t really getting a bargain. The money wise side of me says to look at other factors as well, like shipping cost, minimum purchase, and of course necessity. Though, for me “necessity” is easily justifiable and I don’t do a very good job listening to my inner frugalista. I wish YSL would have a friends and family sale for their summer collection.

  5. AlyxVeee

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    A sale that didn’t have a ton of fine print and only if you buy this with that type thing. Ughh makes me so mad when they trick people! I just want an honest sale.

    How do you resist a sale?
    By not having a steady income lol. I will resist one if its not over 30 or 40%. Once you factor in tax and or shipping those little 15% things aren’t so amazing. If its a outrageous sale then there is no stopping me.

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    MAC of course, Urban Decay, Tarte, and maybe one of the high end lines. I would love to try something from them.

  6. Diana G

    Ideal sale: Skin care
    How to resist a sale: It’s hard to resist! I try not to go overboard but some how I can always justify it
    Brands to go on sale: MAC because I would like to buy a few more brushes. Like 109, 188, 252 (maybe) and another 217.
    and Guerlain. I have been dying to try so many things by them.

  7. Tatyana

    Ideal beauty sale is at least 40% off (50% or more is even better) on brands like MAC, Makeup Forever, Illamasqua, Benefit, Bare Escentuals, Dior.
    I resist a sale if the discount is not deep enough for me. Sephora had 15% off VIB coupon, and I thought that was really low (compare to last years 30%), so I did not buy anything.
    Brands I would love to see on sale: MAC, Makeeup Forever, Dior.

    Mac should develop a program where they have a reward system (like Sephora or better), since Mac can be costly and having no reward at all sucks big time.

    Thank you.

  8. Tricia

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    – EVERYTHING FREE! Lol a girl can dream, right? 20% (or more) off coupons would be great.

    How do you resist a sale?
    – By being broke lmao. And by not finding anything I want immediately -__-

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    – MAC, NARS, or Benefit.

  9. Kim L

    Ideal beauty / makeup sale : Where you get to choose which products you want in the gift.

    How to resist a sale: Don’t ask me!

    I would love to see Chanel, Dior and Le metier de beaute especially go on sale or give nice free gifts of makeup. I have seen it only twice with le metier

  10. dana

    * What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    – a decent percentage off and free shipping(if online)
    * How do you resist a sale?
    – i take a long time to order and stare at my shopping cart wondering…”do i REALLY REALLY REALLY need these things?”
    * What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    – MAC

  11. Laura

    My ideal sale is a good percentage off and free shipping. Say…30-40% off and freeshipping :-)

    The only way I can resist a sale is to stay away. I am way too easy.

    I would love to see MAC, Dior, Armani or Illamasqua go on sale

  12. omo

    mac just need to put up sales. Thye never do sales and its not cool

  13. Ideal sale: I love “Buy one, get one free” sales. When I want to buy something, I often torn between two shades so it’s a nice bonus.

    Resisting sales: hardly a problem. I don’t buy anything unless I love it, even when things are “on sale.”

    Beauty brand sale: Tarte or Nars – I love these two.

  14. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? At least 25% off, the more the better! :)

    How do you resist a sale? With a lot of difficulty. :)

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? Pretty much any high end brand, like Dior, Chanel, Guerlain, Chantecaille, and of course Mac!

  15. Westinflorida

    I LOVE THESE QUESTIONS!!!
    1) 30% off, but I’m thrilled with 20%. I would love to be able to test every single product by walking outside and in a mock-evening setting. It’s just not fun ordering everything. So often by the time we receive the package and decide that a color is not suitable, the sale is over or your ideal colors are out of stock. :-(

    2) It is physically, mentally and emotionally impossible. I should seek therapy for this inadequacy.

    3) Chanel, YSL, Dior or Armani. There are so many lovely items that I would love to try, but it’s hard to manage with such a steep price tag.

  16. Pam

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? – At least 30-50% off… 15% is too little. espeically since we still have to add 13% tax in Ontario, Canada.

    How do you resist a sale? – OMG, can’t resist! It’s impossible… i go nuts b/c i don’t see this too often LOL

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? I would love for MAC to continue having F&F sales at least once a year… maybe Lancome as well.. hardly ever see their stuff go on sale…

  17. HC

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    When MAC does their family and friends!! I think any 30%+ off sale PLUS FREE SHIPPING (no min.) is awesome for beauty products. Sephora’s measly 15% ones are somewhat of a joke for me.

    How do you resist a sale?
    Weighing how much you ACTUALLY get off. Discount minus the tax you pay. Example: Sephora’s 15% off sale. Tax in SF is 9.5% so really, I only saved 6.5% LAME

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    CHANEL!!!

  18. Hannah

    Ideal Sale: Anything 30% or more off is just irresistible! Also, free shipping is a big bonus for me! I hardly ever buy anything full price, especially online. I’m constantly on retailmenot.com looking for codes. So when I find a good one, I’m all in!

    How do I resist a sale: When I have no steady flow of income, I can usually pass it up. Also, if I know that I have something big to purchase soon, I will let it go.

    Brand I would love to see on sale: MAC! I really want to try MAC stuff so bad, but I feel like there are never any sales! The only MAC product I own is a LE Lipglass from the Blonde, Brunette, Redhead collection that I picked up at CCO. Like I said above, I rarely buy anything full price, so I haven’t had the opportunity to try out MAC.

  19. Jess

    Ideal beauty/makeup sale: anything that’s on sale is a good deal to me, but sometimes if something is on sale, it’s because they are discontinueing the item(s), not always, but just some food for thought.

    I can NEVER resist a sale, unless I already own one or two backups already.

    I’d love to see the highend makeup go on sale (Chanel, Nars, LM, MUFE etc.) and I can’t believe that Mac, does not give any of the youtubers a deal, because w/all the free advertisment Mac gets you would think that they would send the gurus a lil’something, just saying.

  20. Lils

    An ideal sale would be something, anything at MAC!! I spend so much money there it would be nice to get a break once in a while!!

    I don’t resist sales!! i convince myself its worth it and im saving money in the end :)

    Like i said MAC sales or a huge Sephora sale like buy one get one free or 40% off lol is that asking for too much?? :/

  21. Alisha in WI

    My ideal sale is like 50% off on pretty much anything sephora carries, MAC and Chanel.

    I can’t resist sales….only if I literally have no money.

    MAC and NARS on sale 50% off!

  22. j e n

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?

    NARS for their blushes/multiples/kabuki artisan brushes

    Chanel for their Rouge Allure Laques and nail polishes

    MAC for their brushes

  23. Dee

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? 90% off EVERYTHING lol.
    How do you resist a sale? by making sure it’s something I’d want eventually if it was full price. I try to never buy anything just because it’s on sale
    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? MAC, NARS and Illimasqua.

  24. Andrea

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? A sale that applies to all consumers (not only Americans), doesn’t have five paragraphs worth of exceptions/fine print, and is around 20-30% off (clearly I’d take 99% off but I’m trying to be realistic!).
    How do you resist a sale? I don’t?
    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? My current obsession which is Guerlain :)

  25. aquarianrabbit

    1) 20%+ off of stuff they have at Nordstrom’s or Neiman’s

    2) Look at my stash. Cringe. Think of how much I’ll end up spending even with the sale. Cringe. Put credit card away.

    3) YSL again, Chanel, NARS.

  26. * What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? Something with a large savings, like 50% off. 10% off really isn’t a motivating factor.
    * How do you resist a sale? Lack of money!
    * What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? Sheesh, all of them? But Urban Decay could stand to do a larger sale than usual.

  27. Carrie

    I just want MAC to have another friends & family sale. I believe they offered 25% off the last time and I bought several lipsticks that had been on my wish list for a long time. Now I have a new list. :)

  28. Jywoi

    My ideal sale would be international. I read a lot of US blogs but everytime they mention a deal or a giveaway by a famous brand, it’s only for US citizens. I feel a little left out, as an european ;)

    How do I resist a sale? I hide my wallet. (I really do…)

    I’m still praying a sale from Mac but it’s not gonna happen so I’d love a Dior/Chanel one, I love their polishes and lipsticks!

    H&Ks

  29. DonnaN

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    -free shipping and at anywhere from 35-50 percent off.

    How do you resist a sale?
    -very poorly!! I have a hard time doing it, but it’s usually when funds are low.

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    -MAC, Chanel, NARS, Dior, MUFE and Kate Somerville

  30. Brenda

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    At least 30% off!

    How do you resist a sale?
    I can’t!

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    MAC

  31. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? Friends and Family sales are always great because it’s usually up to 30%, which is a LOT

    How do you resist a sale? I avoid the website entirely!

    \What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? MAC of course

  32. Ramlah

    * What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?

    I like it when Ulta has sales on everyday beauty products like haircare and skincare. Also like it when MAC has 20% off online, and GWP for any brand is a great deal if you’re already going to buy

    * How do you resist a sale?

    By looking through what i have already, so i know i’m not buying things just for fun. It’s also great to buy things that i know i will always use, like concealer, face powder and maybe try something new. Usually i’ll stock up on essentials during

    * What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?

    Laura Mercier, NARS, MAC, Estee Lauder skincare, Origins, Bobbi Brown.

  33. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    brushes! brushes are so damn expensive :(
    & anytime they have those gift sets that give you a lot of different types of products (i just bought benefit legally bronzed! hoola bronzer, high beam, guilded & bad gal brown! so excited to try out all of it!)

    How do you resist a sale?
    easy answer? i don’t.

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    mac! or nars. i love nars makeup, but its so overpriced! (i mean, i buy it anyway, but i feel guilty afterwards. haha)

  34. Kristina

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    Like everyone else says, a bigger percentage off plus free shipping. I mean I still got stuff at Sephora’s latest sale but I would have bought way more if it had been 20%+.

    How do you resist a sale?
    Usually when the shipping and tax add up to not being much of a savigns. I didn’t buy anything at Tarte’s April 1st sale because they only had 1 thing i wanted in stock and buy the time you added tax & shipping it was a savings of like $5. I would save more buy waiting for Sephora’s F&F sale.

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?

    Mac, even though the CCO shopping tides me over. I would also go crazy for NARS, MUFE or Illamasqua.

  35. Emily

    1. for MAC to one day have a sale
    2. hmmm…resist a sale…I don’t! (that sounds so sad, I know) ….if I really don’t have the money than I don’t, but that’s rare, I typically find the money =)
    3. MAC of course!

  36. Emily

    If NARS had a sale that would be pretty freakin’ awesome too!

  37. Liz

    Ideal beauty/makeup sale: I would love to see a MAC brush set go on sale. Maybe pick your own 10 brushes or something…in a dream world.

    How do you resist a sale? I just think of something else I could do with the money or think hard about if I really need the item or not.

    Beauty brand go on sale: I’d like to see NARS, Benefit, MAC or Laura Mercier go on sale.

  38. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    I would love to see 40% off or a buy one get one free…that would be wonderful!!!

    How do you resist a sale?
    Usually knowing that there is something else that I want, like and upcoming MAC collection. Usually tho, I can’t resist a sale!!!!

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    MAC and NARS would be awesome ohhh and Benefit!!!!!

  39. Chai

    Love Sephora’s sales when they do have it. Can’t wait for MAC becuase it rarely happens!

  40. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    My ideal sale is a buy one get one, buy one get one 50% off, or a % off.

    How do you resist a sale?
    I resist it if I find myself adding thing to the cart online that I really don’t need but I’m adding it so I can qualify for the sale. That means I REALLY don’t need it.

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    MAC, NARS, MUFE, YSL (not going to happen) I would like to see MAC on sale because I buy things from them the most. I want to see a sale from NARS, MUFE, and YSL because I want to try those brands but they don’t really fit into my budget… a sale would really help.

  41. Linda

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? – At least 20% off at some magical place that sells every makeup brand. So I can try a little of everything! :)

    How do you resist a sale? – I try to ask myself, “Would I buy this if it wasn’t on sale?” If the answer is no, I typically pass.

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? MAC! (Friends & Family anyone?) also Chanel, Dior, Guerlain — I’d love to be able to purchase more of their products without the price tag!

  42. Dini

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?

    In-store (as opposed to online) where you can swatch to your heart’s content, with a set percentage off anything you want in a store like Sephora. So many brands, so much choice. Great to try new products or stock up on favorites.

    How do you resist a sale?

    Who am I kidding? I can’t resist a sale. I keep a running list of items I’d like to try or items I’m low on, so I usually have a wish list waiting instead of buying just for the sake of buying something on sale!

    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?

    Oh, how I wish Chanel would go on sale.

  43. lauraaaaaaaa

    i wish more HE brands would do buy _ get _ free.

    i can resist most sales unless it’s MAC or UD :)

    MAC AND UD!!

  44. My ideal beauty/ make-up sale would be NYX’s dollar sale.
    I delete the email, or tell my boyfriend to hide the comp. for the day.
    I would love to MAC go on sale.

  45. Jordan

    Ideal beauty/makeup sale: Kit and palette sales
    The only way I resist sales is if I don’t have money
    I would LOVE to see Smashbox go on sale

  46. Kathy

    My ideal sale would be if Sephora somehow did a BOGO. Yeah, I can keep on dreaming. Haha.

    I try to resist sales by simply not going to the stores. I also try to put the logic in my head about how I don’t NEED the product(s) on sale.

    If MAC had a sale, I’d be really happy. I’m not the biggest fan of MAC, but I do love their lip products. I would also appreciate a few specific brand sales (like Urban Decay and Stila) at Sephora.

  47. Zeni

    Ideal Beauty/makeup sale
    -Anything that is not regular price lol. I enjoyed Urban Decays friends and family sale and sephora’s sale they just had.

    Resisting a sale
    -HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I just try and avoid any thing that reminds me of it. I’m horrible at avoiding them, I hardly ever do it!

    Beauty brand I love to see on sale
    -Urban Decay, MAC, Cargo, Stila, Too Faced, Benefit, almost anything I haven’t tried also… Sales are awesome for trying new products.

  48. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? Buy One, Get One Free Sale and 30% and up off sale. Oh and free shipping!
    How do you resist a sale? I ask myself if I need it like 911 right now! or I will usually calculate how much it would be with taxes and shipping (If ordering online). Kinda like the UD sale, I wanted to buy one of the make up setting sprays but I didn’t really need it and I would still pay the same with taxes and shipping. Another is if I have little money in the bank.
    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? MAC, YSL, and Chanel.

  49. Laura

    Ideal Beauty/Makeup sale: Like someone else said, some CANADIAN sales! or even just regularly priced makeup but sold in Canada :) lol and anything 30% off or more would be GREAT!

    How do I resist?: …I don’t… (I have a problem, lol)

    Brands: MAC!, anything from sephora, YSL or Chanel would be great, because I really want to try some things from them.

  50. starr

    my ideal/makeup sale: most popular limited edition mac items sale all brought back!! (never gonna happen)

    how to resist a sale: …..hmm it’s impossible? be really picky :)

    what beauty brand? MAC!! :D

    im sad now that this sale wont happen

  51. Jenni

    Ideal beauty/makeup sale: best when paired with free shipping!

    How to resist: ummm.. let me know when you find a good method LOL.

    I’d LOVE to see MAC go on sale!

  52. * What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    I love the sales at Sephora. I wish they would go higher than 15 or 20%. I would love to see Sephora have a 40% off sale! :)

    * How do you resist a sale?
    First – I look at my high credit card balance. If that doesn’t sway me from shopping, then I pay off all of my impending bills early. If that doesn’t work, then I remove anything that tells me when the sales dates will be. I then keep putting off shopping every day for 3 days. If the sale is still going on, then I go in with a list. However, most of the time, after 3 days, the sale is over and I was able to withold from buying. :)

    * What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    MAC Cosmetics.

  53. What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? MAC on sale for more than 10% off. I’m such a MAC addict ;)
    How do you resist a sale? If its stuff that I don’t need dupes of, don’t use much of all or something I have tons of but don’t really use, I’ll try to resist
    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? MAC, NARS, Dior, Chanel.

  54. Leli

    * What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale?
    Every eye/lip brush for 5€ and every face brush for 10€!!!

    * How do you resist a sale?
    I usually don’t because we’re wuite lucky here in Greece.every 3-4 months mac comes out with a 25% off.I usually save money and buy what I like then.Too bad the sale doesn’t count for the new collections but whatever!

    * What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale?
    mac…like a 50% off!(we don’t have CCOs here!)
    and chanel…I want to buy some lipsticks but they are ridiculously expensive and everytime I go near their counter I’m like “no way !I’m not spending 35 € on a lipstick while I can buy 2 from mac with that money!”

  55. JB/Brandi

    For me the perfect beauty sale would be 50% off…or more!!

    I resist sales because my bank account is mighty low and nothing is going in. So until I get some funds, my makeup buying will have to be on pause for quite some time.

    MAC is the number one thing I would love to go on sale!

  56. Jennifer S.

    My ideal sale is fifteen to twenty percent off but it has to include free shipping or it eats up your savings! Argh…
    I shop my stash and swap out things so I feel like I have new things.
    Guerlain, baby! :]

  57. Emm

    Ideal would probably be 20% or higher off an order.

    Most of the time I don’t, but sometimes I have to tell myself I don’t “need” anything.

    MAC is NEVER on sale unless it’s free shipping.. At least Sephora has sales which include Nars/YSL/Clinique/MUFE etc

  58. Meg

    What’s your ideal beauty/makeup sale? At MAC or Sephora
    How do you resist a sale? I can’t o__o
    What beauty brand would you love to see go on sale? MAC, NARS & Bobbi Brown